THE CITY OF LIGHTS

"A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life." Thomas Jefferson

THE CITY OF LIGHTS

"A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty and in the point of life." Thomas Jefferson

THE CITY OF LIGHTS

"A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty and in the point of life." Thomas Jefferson

THE CITY OF LIGHTS

"A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty and in the point of life." Thomas Jefferson

Paris never stops, and Hôtel de Crillon is the city’s heartbeat. Discover all the capital has to offer, whether you are into culture, arts, shopping, gastronomy or endless strolls.

SHOPPING

Maison Labiche

There’s poetry on Maison Labiche’s cotton t-shirts. “love”, “paradise”, “enchanted”, “crazy in love”, “French touch”, each item displays an evocative word, embroidered just above the heart. After catching the eyes of the concept-store Colette and Rihanna herself, the young French label of “basics with a twist” opened its very own shop in the Marais district. It displays all the men, women and children collections, French marinières and sweats. As a cherry on the cake, you can order your customized design with the text and colour of your choice. After your shopping session, you can take a sit on the terrace of the café “Le Progrès”, where actors, gallerists and socialites of the neighborhood converge.
24, rue du Poitou, 75003.

Parle-moi de parfum

What do “Dior Fahrenheit”, “l’eau de Chloé” and “This is her by Zadig & Voltaire” have in common? These three iconic fragrances are the work of the perfumer Michel Almairac. After creating bestsellers for the biggest houses, the it-nose has recently launched his own brand, with his wife and children. Among the essences to be discovered in the Marais: “Totally White”, a fresh and floral fragrance inspired by a morning walk in the Parc Monceau, “Flavia Vanilla” with its sweet and gourmet notes and “Une tonne de roses”, the effluvia of which echoes that of a gigantic bouquet offered by a loved one. In total, eight eaux de parfum that couldn’t be found on every street corner. The poetic moment continues, a few steps away, at Place des Vosges, for a lunch on the grass delivered by Paris PicNic. Bread, wine, cheese, charcuterie, this picnic specialist sources exclusively from the best local artisans.
12, rue de Lancry, 75010

Thanx God I’m a VIP

Located two steps away from Place de la République, Sylvie Chateigner and Amnaye Nhas’ vintage clothing and accessories boutique is the absolute reference for fashion editors. Its secret? A sharp selection of pieces by great fashion designers, always in perfect condition and at reasonable prices. The vast array of choices is breathtaking: little black dresses by Yves Saint Laurent, tops by Lanvin, sandals from Pierry Hardy, Hermès scarves for her; Christian Dior shirts, Louis Vuitton jackets and Prada t-shirts for him. The space is wisely organized by color and pictures of looks are pinned to the wall for inspiration. On your way, stop at “République of Coffee” for a healthy “buddha bowl” at lunch or a café latte in the afternoon.
12, rue de Lancry, 75010

BON APPÉTIT

La Terrasse du Pavillon Ledoyen

For the summer season, the restaurant of the star Chef Yannick Alléno welcomes its guests in a madly chic and bucolic outdoor setting, sheltered from the bustle of the Champs Elysées by nicely verdant vegetation. On the terrace, no 3-star menu or tasting menu. Relaxation is the master word thanks to offerings specifically composed for sunny days at prices as soft as the breeze. Examples? Green asparagus with Kalamata olive juice, Iberian ham dish, linguine with zucchini, lobster cooked in court-bouillon of vegetables, strawberry tart, Saint-Honoré. And for the musical atmosphere, vinyls are available for you to choose a song. Another curiosity of the neighborhood is the exotic garden hidden in the heart of the Petit Palais, to visit the permanent collection.
8 avenue Dutuit, 75008

Marcello

Halfway between a café in Turin and a bar in Brooklyn, here comes the new trendy Parisian rendez-vous in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. And for a good reason, open from sunrise to late at night, the place has a passionately romantic terrace where guests can spend a good time. The dolce vita in Paris begins with homemade croissants, comforting pancakes and boiled eggs. And continues with truffle arancini, veggie burgers and meatballs worthy of an Italian mamma. Do not miss the “oyster of the poor”: a lemon / anchovy toast that is still much better associated with a Spritz. Tchin !
8 Rue Mabillon, 75006

The Broken Arm

As much appreciated for its pleasant coffee shop as for its sharp fashion selection, The Broken Arm concept-store is part of the must-visit hideouts of the Haut-Marais area. At breakfast, the small plates assembled by the Swedish Chef Linda Granebring delight the wasp sizes of the neighborhood: burrata, broccoli and anchovies; raw beef, parmesan and arugula; vitello tonnato : meringue and red fruits. Delicious meals to discover in a Scandinavian dining room, or, if you’re lucky, on a terrace where a handful of tables are stormed for sunbathing at break time. In the shopping area, you will find the much sought after Label Clothing, emerging names like Jacquemus and Nike in limited editions.
2, rue Perrée, 75003

LIFESTYLE

Dalida exhibition at Palais Galliera

She sang “Itsy Bitsy Bikini” at the time of the yéyés, reproached Alain Delon’s “Paroles Paroles” in the seventies, before surfing the disco wave with “Besame Mucho” or “Kalimba de Luna”. Always in line with her time, Dalida did not hesitate to switch from one musical style to another to stick to the fashion of the moment. And her wardrobe followed. Thirty years after her death, the fashion museum pays tribute to the star whose outfits have become as iconic as her discography. More than a hundred pieces by Yves Saint Laurent, Balmain and Carven, to name a few, retrace the career and life of a woman of uncommon destiny. A craving after the expo? Grab a lemon meringue pie at La Pâtisserie de Cyril Lignac for a delicious break in the museum’s garden.
Dalida, une garde-robe de la ville à la scène, until August 13.

Olga Picasso exhibition at Musée Picasso

1917, Pablo Picasso meets Olga Khokhova, a dancer at the Ballets Russes, ten years his junior. A year later, she became his first wife. The Picasso Museum unveils an impressive collection of pieces, including major canvases, photos and epistolary exchanges, chronologically recounting the couple’s history and its influence on the artist’s work. An era marked by neoclassicism, far from his cubist experiments. Take advantage of the exhibition and climb to the café, nestled on the roof of the museum. The Angélina pastry shop offers its legendary Mont-Blanc and an excellent selection of ice creams.
Olga Picasso, until September 3.

Vincent Peters exhibition at La Hune

Neighboring Café de Flore and Deux Magots, the legendary “La Hune” bookstore-gallery offers remarkable photo exhibitions throughout the year. This summer, clichés by German photographer Vincent Peters cover the walls of this hotspot of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Vincent Peters « Personal », until end of August. In total, twenty portraits of women in black and white with extremely neat aesthetics. Among the known faces, Charlize Theron, Monica Belluci, Penélope Cruz and Laetitia Casta. Sublimated. As you leave, stroll to place de Furstemberg, as charming as it is discreet.

FAMILY AFFAIR

Le Hasard Ludique

Saved from abandonment, the old Saint-Ouen railway station and the surrounding tracks welcome the new creative and recreational hub of the 18th arrondissement. Concerts, shows for children, workshops, playground, brunch ... The programming is resolutely stimulating and festive. Among the many activities offered to youngsters, the realization of cardboard suits and the lotto bingo win the palm. And during this time, the parents spend a good time on the terrace. To make a long story short, everyone is happy!

Lily of the Valley

What if children learned to help? Every Wednesday afternoon, the excellent cake shop Lily of the Valley organizes a fun pastry course reserved for 6-13 year olds in its Marais workshop. Two hours of practice during which the mini-toques discover the bases while having fun. The objective ? Make a recipe like the smiley cookies "BN" with their own fingers. Dosing, kneading, cooking, decorating, the variety of activities is wide. The workshop ends with a friendly snack and everyone leaves with his batch under the arm.

7, rue Commines 75003

Smallable

At Smallable, kids and teenagers are kings. Housed in a hidden courtyard near the Bon Marché, the concept store of trendy kids stretches under a majestic Eiffel canopy. A connected Ali Baba cave that brings together the latest stroller as well as the trendy toy, the little designer collar that is transmitted from mother to daughter and the design lamp to decorate the bedroom. After shopping, visit Mamie Gâteaux, a charming tea room with vintage accents where everything is homemade: lemon meringue pie, cheesecake, scones...

81 Rue du Cherche Midi 75006

ONLY IN PARIS

Walk around Parc Rive de Seine

Victor Hugo wrote in Les Misérables “To wander is human, to stroll is Parisian.” A quote that reflects more than ever the development of the Rive Droite area, now reserved for pedestrians, just like the left bank. From the Eiffel Tower to the Bastille, count two hours of walk along the Seine river. But it's a safe bet that you will stop on your way: hammocks, picnic tables, pétanque courts, everything is made to distract you. Maison Maison, the neo-guinguette by young Chef Adriana Seguetta, located between the Pont Neuf and the Pont des Arts, will inevitably grab your attention with its pretty plates.

Food markets

With a few details, one would think himself in a canvas by Manet. Nestled on the heights of La Butte, at the end of the impasse de la Sorcière, the Hotel Particulier Montmartre jealously shelters an extraordinary rural garden in a traditional taste. Ring to the portal and install yourself in this highly confidential bubble of greenery for a timeless parenthesis. Starting this summer, from Monday to Friday, the establishment offers a quintessentially romantic experience: old-fashioned wicker baskets, lined with picnic on the spot at lunch (radish bunch, vegetarian quiche, cheese, chocolate mousse). But keep in mind: it is a secret…
23, rue Junot 75018

Applaud the Tour de France riders on the finish line of the Champs Elysées

This is the final stage of the Grande Boucle. On July 23, the Tour de France riders will pass over the Champs Elysées before crossing the final finish line. An event to see at least once in a lifetime in Paris. Head to the world's most beautiful avenue to watch the performance of the sprinters and cheer on your favorite bibs. Note that the atmosphere starts as soon as the tanks of the advertising caravan passes with massive distribution of sweets, T-shirts and goodies. To end the day in style, join Hôtel de Crillon, where you can enjoy the refreshing cocktails of the Chef barman and the exquisite pastries of the pastry Chef Jérôme Chaucesse, a sacred Meilleur Ouvrier de France.

FIRST TIME IN PARIS

Breakfast at Café de Flore’s terrace

This is the one experience that everyone has to live at least once in Paris. When Paris awakens, there reigns a very singular atmosphere. Wait until the server comes to see you. Order a croissant, buttered bread, a squeezed orange juice, a good coffee and admire the show. Among the parade of regular customers, business meetings and interviews with personalities, it is not uncommon to meet familiar faces. Just thinking that Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Picasso and Sonia Rykiel had their habits here, your breakfast takes on another legendary dimension.
172, boulevard Saint-Germain 75006

Climb to the roof of Galeries Lafayette and enjoy the view

While most people know that the department store is a popular shopping destination, few are aware of its rooftop. Located on the 7th floor, it is freely accessible for a souvenir selfie or a snack and has the Eiffel Tower and the Opera in line of sight. While a Mediterranean restaurant and a bar await this summer, it is always possible to come with your own sandwich or a box of Pierre Hermé macaroons that you could grab on the 1st floor of the Dome! Now admire the breathtaking view!
40, boulevard Haussmann 75009

Savor an ice cream at one of the best glaciers of Paris

Get ready to stand in line: the best ice cream in Paris is worth it! Head to the Ile Saint-Louis, for the inimitable Berthillon, and be careful not to be misled to a wrong address by the multitude of resellers around the corner. The Parisian institution, the only one, is established at 29-31 rue Saint Louis. You now have to choose your flavour, all of an exceptional quality, made from natural ingredients. Vanilla, caramel salted butter, wild strawberries...and why not Végane, the last one with almond milk, without gluten or added sugars. The only problem? The house closes from mid-July to the end of August.
Plan B, Une glace à Paris in the Marais area, which can boast the Meilleur Ouvrier de France title in the Glacier category, held by its cofounder Emmanuel Ryon.
29-31 rue Saint Louis 75004